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1

Name the Autonomias that have 

Cava DO growing areas.

B-CRAVEN
(I be cravin' some Cava!)

Basque

Catalonia

Rioja

Aragón

Valencia

Extremadura

Navarra

2

What styles of wine are made in

Cava DO?

Sparkling Only!!
(Traditional Method)

Espumoso Blanco

Espumoso Rosado

 

Note:
- The 4 Pointed Star is on all Cava Wines

3

What are the allowed white grapes of

Cava DO?

Macabeo
(aka: Viura)

Xarel-lo
(aka: Pansa Blanca)

Parellada

 

also allowed:
Chardonnay
Subirat Parent (aka: Malvasia)

 

Previous MS Question

4

What are the allowed red grapes of

Cava DO?

Pinot Noir

Monastrell

Garnacha Tinta

Trepat
(this grape may only be used for Rosé)

 

Previous MS Question

5

Max harvest yield for Cava DO?

~12 tons/ha~

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Max press yield
100 liters / 150 kg

6

Max press yield for Cava DO?

100 liters / 150 kg

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Max harvest yield
~12 tons/ha~

7

Planting density requirements of Cava DO?

minimum
1,500 vines per hectare

Maximum
3,500 vines per hectare

8

What is the min aging of

Cava DO?
(normale)

Normale
*9 months min on lees

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Reserva
*15 months min on lees

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

Cava del Paraje (calificado)
*36 months on the lees

NOTE:
Grand Reserva and Cava del Paraje can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

9

What is the min aging of

Cava DO?
(Reserva)

Reserva
*15 months min on lees

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Normale
*9 months min on lees

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

Cava del Paraje (calificado)
*36 months on the lees

NOTE:
Grand Reserva and Cava del Paraje can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

10

What is the min aging of

Cava DO?
(Gran Reserva)

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

NOTE:
- Grand Reserva and Cava del Paraje can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

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Normale
*9 months min on lees

Reserva
*15 months min on lees

Cava del Paraje (calificado)
*36 months on the lees

11

What is the min aging of

Cava DO?
(Cava del Paraje)

Cava del Paraje (calificado)
*36 months on the lees

NOTE:
- Grand Reserva and Cava del Paraje can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

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Normale
*9 months min on lees

Reserva
*15 months min on lees

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

12

What is Cava del Paraje?

A desigantion for the top tier of Cava wines.

Wines must be:
- Estate produced & bottled
- From a delineated single vineyard
   -- producers must apply for and register these with the DO
   -- however, it is up to each estate to "classify" there own vineyards as to quality (no "Grand Cru-esque" designation from the government/regulators)
- Vintage dated
- Hand harvested
- 36 months min. on the lees

13

What is the min aging of

All levels of Cava DO?

Normale
*9 months min on lees

Reserva
*15 months min on lees

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

Cava del Paraje (calificado)
*36 months on the lees

NOTE:
Grand Reserva and Cava del Paraje can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

14

What is the ABV of Base wines of

Cava DO?

~9.5 - 11.5% ABV~

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Finished Cava
~10.8 - 12.8% ABV~

15

What is the ABV of Finished wines of

Cava DO?

~10.8 - 12.8% ABV~

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Base Cava
~9.5 - 11.5% ABV~

16

What is the ABV of

Cava DO?

Base Cava
~9.5 - 11.5% ABV~

Finished Cava
~10.8 - 12.8% ABV~

17

What are the sweetness levels of

Cava DO?

Brut Nature
(0-3 g/l)

Extra Brut
(0-6 g/l)

Brut
(0-12 g/l)

Extra Seco
(12-17 g/l)

Seco
(17-32 g/l)

Semi-Seco
(32-50 g/l)

Dulce
(50+ g/l)

18

Cava DO

(Spk!)

Espumoso Only!!
Blanco - Rosé

Autonomias where Cava can be made:
(B-CRAVEN)
Basque, Catalonia, Rioja, Aragon,
Valencia, Extremadura, Navarra

Permtted White Grapes:
(MXP-CS)
Macabeo, Xarel-lo, Parellado,
Chardonnay, Subirat Parent (aka: Malvasia)

Permitted Red Grapes:
Pinot Noir, Monastrell, Garnacha Tinta,
Trepat
(Trepat can only be used in Rosé)

Max Yield
~12 tons/ha~

Press Max
100L / 150kg

Base Wine
~9.5-11.5% ABV~

Finished Wine
~10.8-12.8% min ABV~

Normale Aging
*9 months min on lees

Reserva
*15 months min on lees

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

Cava del Paraje (calicado)
*36 months min on lees

(G.Rsv is for Brut Nature, Extra Brut, and Brut only!!)

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